Our people

Helping employees meet their potential.

The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for all employee matters, assisted by the Group Head of Human Resources.
As a service business, the Group is focused on how it engages with employees and how it helps employees to achieve their potential.

James Fisher is an equal opportunities employer and is firmly committed to both the principle and realisation of equality. The Group is committed to complying with all applicable laws governing employment practices and to the prevention of discrimination on the basis of any unlawful criteria. In addition to complying with legislative requirements, the Group strives to ensure that disabled employees are treated fairly and that their training, career development and promotion needs are met.

The Group recognises its responsibility to provide a safe operating environment for all its employees. Our strong focus on employee training, regulatory compliance and accident reduction provides the support to allow accountability to remain with local management who are best-placed to ensure that their businesses comply with local laws and regulations and specific needs on a day-to-day basis. The review of health and safety performance is first on the agenda at each Board and business board meetings, and remains a top priority for the Group.

We recognise that the success of our business depends on our talented workforce. Employees throughout the Group are encouraged to participate in training and development programmes and to obtain professional qualifications relevant to their roles.

Gender diversity

  2019 2018
  Male Female Male Female
Main Board Directors 6 2 7 1
Senior Managers 58 13 64 11
Employees 2,579 634 2,218 565

Respect for human rights

The Group is committed to supporting and respecting human rights in the workplace and in the communities in which it operates across its international business. We have implemented work practices and policies throughout the Group which are designed to ensure that respect for human rights is integrated into the systems and culture of our businesses. We do not tolerate the use of child or forced labour within our business and take all steps possible to ensure that our suppliers and customers also uphold internationally recognised human rights.

The Group has a formal slavery and human trafficking statement which outlines steps taken by the Group to ensure that there is transparency in the Group and throughout our supply chains. As part of this policy statement, the Group encourages any concerns relating to modern slavery to be raised using the procedure set out in the whistleblowing policy.

If you would like to see the range of job opportunities available within the James Fisher and Son plc group, please visit our careers section.